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Kitsap Lake Elementary School

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Posted November 20, 2009

My son left this school after two years. The teachers and staff were snobby. The learning environment is not very accomodating. It is not as great as everyone says that it is, but because of their test score reputation, and the nice new building, people think that it must be great. It irritates me when people say how wonderful it is because it's really not. If your child doesn't fit in with their 'perfect' expectations, then don't bring your child there. In my opinion this school is by far not the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Our school has wonderful, dedicated staff and you can see that reflected in our children. They are happy to be here and ready and willing to learn. Glad to be a part of a great school like this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the best staff,students, and families. We are all one big happy family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Kitsap Lake is commited to helping kids learn in a caring envirenment.


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the way every staff member takes responsibility for any child they come into contact with and shows caring and kindness to all.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Kitsap Lake Elementary School is probably the best elementary school in Washington State! We have the most dedicated staff to the students and their familys. When walking down the halls you can tell that the staff enjoy every part of the day by how they greet you, and the students. When on the play ground the playground staff play with the children and get them envolved with games and activities. People in this community fight to get their children in this school because of the reputation that preceeds them! I am honored to work there!!!!


Posted April 9, 2009

I have 2 daughters that attend KLE, and it really has been a blessing. The teachers are absolutely wonderful! They take the time to make sure every student has an understanding and is comfortable with the lesson at hand. The before school programs have made such a difference in my daughters education. I dread the day we have to change schools, my daughters have made KLE their home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

No school could do a better job at educating, loving, and holding kids, parents and teachers accountable . Incredible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

We're a military family in the area who opted to put our child in this great public school instead of private school. We're thrilled with it: this school is working VERY hard to make sure the students suceed. I've also volunteered and have been impressed with the devotion to education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I transfered my child to this school and education is great. My child loves this school and is happy with teachers, facilities and friends there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Having been both a KLE parent, and a district employee at grade schools all over the district, I can say without a doubt, KLE is the best atmosphere for learning / teaching in the district. There will always be minor problems, but I've never been at a school where the staff and students work as well together to solve problems. The motto is 'Safety, Honesty, Respect, and Kindness' and in general it shows! Safety of course, and honesty, but where many other schools forget about, or never get around to, the respect and kindness part, these are emphasized equally here. Volunteering is very welcomed here. Two thumbs up for KLE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

Kitsap Lake Elementary has heart. The principal is bright, fun, motivating and very respectful of all. The teachers have very high standards for students academics and social interactions. The staff believes that every child belongs to every teacher, not just their classroom teacher. We all care very much about our kids and their families. Kitsap Lake Elementary is one of the top schools in the county for student achievement. They were just awarded the prestigious governor's award, 'A School of Distinction', for being a Washington State school that has made substantial continuos progress for six years running. Kitsap Lake is a wonderful place for your children. Come and visit, and see for yourself!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2007

This school is great! The teachers are nice and understanding. The whole school just has a positive energy. The school staff is nice and respectful. My few years here were the most fun years of my life. Honestly, I miss my teachers. They were so fun and cool. I wish i could go back to elementary school! I would reccomend this school to anyone who can't choose a school for their child/children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

I have three children who have been attending KLE for up to five yrs., and I can tell you as a parent that the teachers and staff really care about the kids.They help each child to do their best academically and socially . The school offers lots of opportunity for parents to be evolved in the class rooms, and going on field trips. I like the way the school has a partnership with the parents to make sure your child is successful in school.The school doesn't just teach academics ,but also teaches school spirit and respect for others and for ones self. The school also offers a great support system for children who have parent in the military. You could not ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

KLE was a huge disappointment. Yes, they have many activities but the staff and even some teachers are more focused on how the school 'looks' to people than how the students feel. When the school was questioned on a certain incident we given 'feel good' answers and pushed out the door with no help at all. We are thankful to be moving into a new district so our children can go to school and feel safe and cared for. I would not recommend KLE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

I was truly thrilled with the level of concern the staff had for each and every student. My Kindergarten aged son received a wonderful education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

We have been invovled with KLE for about 5 years and have had a lot of fun. Volunteering and being a part of the PTA has been a great way to get to know the staff and see how things are done around here. I have a whole new appreciation for teachers! Although the PTA is lacking in the turnouts for meetings it is still there getting things done getting the money the students need to improve their school, and the staff is always there to help. Our family is proud to be a part of KLE, keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

With three children attending Kitsap Lake Elementary we have been very happy with the all over quality. We were forced to attend West Hills Elementary for one year and it was a disaster. We even homeschooled one year to avoid going back to West Hills. We are grateful to be back at Kitsap Lake after being forced to move in order to stay within the Kitsap Lake boundries. We feel that Kitsap lake is probably the best in the district but still feel the district needs to do better. I would like to see more full school days added and some summer school classes offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

As the PTA president for Kitsap lake school, and having 3 children attend this school for over 6 years I am appauled to see what I am reading in a couple of the negative reponses. As a PTA President I would like to say that our school has always had plenty of feild trips and activities for the children. our family nights are some of the best in the district bringing in well over 250 people everytime. As a parent there is no better school for me, having a daughter with a learning disability I can assure anyone that if it wasn't for the help of our teachers and staff, we could have been in real trouble. I have never seen a more loving and caring atmosphere. The entire staff cares for this school and it's kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

Kitsap Lake Elementary is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff. Their early morning tutoring really has helped my children improve their performance. All the teachers seem to be interested in the kids and the parent nights that they have every month are fun and promote family involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
29%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students53%
Female60%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income53%
Not low income54%
Special education23%
Not special education60%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income63%
Not low income68%
Special education23%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students70%
Female65%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income56%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income72%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female71%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income61%
Not low income66%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income60%
Not low income92%
Special education20%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income68%
Not low income92%
Special education18%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female67%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income58%
Not low income92%
Special education27%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 63%
Two or more races 15% 5%
Hispanic 9% 18%
Black 7% 5%
Asian 5% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 24%N/A8%
Special education 213%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 17N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 60%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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